Every time I work on anything, I fill my desktop with a ton of files. Usually its just autosaves, pictures for making textures, text files of notes, test renderings, and other garbage I delete when I get a chance. Every once and a while though, a gem gets lost in the mix, like these two night renders of my Twin Donuts proposal:
It’s a great feeling when a project looks as good as it does in its renderings. Even better is when it surpasses them. I previously posted about a kitchen I designed for a 1780 colonial, and recently got a chance to shoot some pictures of it complete. I feel pretty good.
The first four pictures are as close to shot-for-shot as possible to the previous renderings.
As a full disclaimer, this was my first shot at both kitchen and lighting design. By carefully planning out what each space was to be used for down to the individual drawer, I was able to maximize work space while allowing multiple people to co-exist in the room, a failure of the previous kitchen. Other challenges included multiple paths of egress that had to be preserved (four in total), sight lines out the various windows that could not be moved, very little natural light, and the fireplace directly in the center. In addition, the room had been renovated as a dining room very recently, and the homeowner wished to preserve as much of that work as possible.